I Got Mine

Suzanne —  June 16, 2014 — 9 Comments

Miss Fit’s teammate and guest blogger, Renae Corman, shares the story of her first powerlifting meet.

I'm grateful for a coach and teammates that helped me realized that I had already won.

I’m grateful for a coach and teammates that helped me realize that I had already won.

Training for my first powerlifting meet was intimidating at times. It was difficult watching women much smaller than me lift more than I can, which really got in my head some days. One day in particular, I was near tears feeling overwhelmed and way out of my league. Funny how Jim senses that, as he caught me before I left and wanted to know what was on my mind. I tried to blow it off but he knew. He knew I was afraid I would be the weakest one on the team and that bothered me…A LOT! His reassurance kept me going and he kept telling me “this is for fun”.  Ha! That was a joke!  This was intimidating as hell and I wanted to quit and run!  Jim said “Renae, would you have ever done this or even thought about doing this?” My answer was no  and he said “Then you’ve already won the battle and the rest is the fun part”. He was right; I had already won, and I was gonna do the best I could possibly do at the meet!

The day of the meet I was full of insecurity and excitement. We got there, got settled in and I started to feel my insecurities overwhelm me….I just didn’t feel good enough. My teammates didn’t let that last long, as they began giving words of encouragement. The day was actually amazing, and I am so proud of myself for what I have accomplished, but it left me wanting more!  Jim put his arm around me and asked me what I thought about doing it again and I said “on one condition ….I want a 300 pound deadlift!”  He laughed and said “I don’t see why that can’t be done”. I smiled and thought here comes a helluva lot of hard work but I am ready for it!!  I WANT IT!

I overcame my self-doubt and had an amazing day, and I'm already setting some big goals for my next meet.

I overcame my self-doubt and had an amazing day, and I’m already setting some big goals for my next meet.

There is not a day that I don’t feel grateful for this man ….he pushes me just enough to want more for myself. I am not sure if he realizes what an impact he and my teammates have made on me. Through my insecurities, (especially about the onesie), I do not regret any of it for one minute and I WILL get that 300 pound deadlift!  All of you who feel like you could never do something like this…neither did I!  I got mine … now COME GET YOURS!




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9 responses to I Got Mine

  1. Congrats Renae! Your words inspire people like me who are training for the first meet and have those same thoughts. Can’t wait to hear about that 300lb DL! Woohoo!

  2. So proud of you Renae!! Keep reaching those goals you set for yourself!!

  3. Renae

    Don’t worry Sheila ….I have no plans of giving up 🙂

  4. YOU continue to serve as my inspiration and to provide proof that “it CAN be done!!”

  5. Awesome!! Thank you for sharing and for being so honest! Everyone can relate to those kinds of thoughts and insecurities…be proud!

    • Renae

      Linda I think saying how I feel about myself and my insecurities is what’s empowering to want more. I can not thank the Missfits enough for giving me this opportunity. …they are the best!!

  6. Renae

    Thank you Tracey 🙂

  7. Going to put this ariclte to good use now.

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